If you are looking for a facial treatment that’s fast, safe and produces amazing effects on your skin, then dermabrasion or microdermabrasion is what you need. The procedure uses tiny crystals to exfoliate and polish the topmost skin layer to remove dead cells. It is a non-invasive procedure, and that’s why it has increasingly become popular with people looking for smooth and glowing skin in Melbourne. If you are getting this facial for the first time, read this beginner guide to help you make the right decision.

What is Microdermabrasion Treatment?

microdermabrasion-treatment-300x188Microdermabrasion is a facial treatment that removes the outermost layer of the skin (epidermis) to reveal a youthful, smooth and glowing skin. It is a non-invasive, non-chemical treatment that uses tiny crystals and other exfoliating surfaces to remove the outermost layer of dry, dead cells skin. The treatment is most popular with people looking for a fast procedure as it takes a short time (around 30 minutes) to complete.

How Does Microdermabrasion Work?

The treatment works by removing the outermost dry, dead cells layer of the skin. Your therapist applies tiny granule of abrasive materials on the skin and uses a machine a machine to slough off the top layer of the skin. Once the dead cell layer is removed, the body will naturally react by producing a layer of new and healthier cells hence giving your skin a smooth and glowing face. However, making sure that you are getting the treatment from a salon of repute is crucial for your safety and quality service.  Salons like Paulina de los Reyes in Melbourne use a special cream that has abrasive particles to better results.

What Is The Difference Between Crystal, Diamond, And Hydro Microdermabrasion Systems?

These are the main three types of microdermabrasion treatments you can select from in Melbourne’s beauty industry. Here are the main differences between the three:

Crystal Microdermabrasion System

The procedure uses a vacuum mechanism to remove the dead cell layer. It uses a compressor that draws in air through a hand-held stainless steel or glass wand. The procedure uses the sanction process to exfoliate the skin. When the machine or wand touches the skin, a vacuum effect is created making it easy to remove the dead cells. Crystal Microdermabrasion works well for people with scarred, oily, thick and rough skin. Therefore, if you have a sensitive skin type, this is definitely the option to go for.

Hydro Microdermabrasion System

This another treatment you need to consider. As the name suggests, the system makes use of water jets to remove dead cells on your skin. It is the latest skin exfoliation technology that is crystal free. One thing that makes hydro microdermabrasion popular is that it offers a long-time solution to dry and rough skin, unlike the typical microdermabrasion procedures. The technique uses diamond tipped want that gently sanctions skin to remove the dead cell while the water hydrates the skins.

Diamond Head Microdermabrasion System

As the name suggests, the procedures use a diamond-tipped handpiece that exfoliated the skin and a filter where the dead skin sit on. The handpiece exfoliates or scrubs the skin and creates a vacuum effect that polishes away your epidermis by sucking dead cells, dirt, and debris. You will be surprised by the amount of dirt that is collected by the filters. It works for all skin types apart from the sensitive skins.

Does Microdermabrasion Hurt?

No, skin microdermabrasion does not and should not hurt. It is a non-invasive and non-chemical treatment, and that is why it should not hurt if done properly. Unlike some of the alternative facials that cause incisions or use harsh chemicals that cause pains, microdermabrasion scrub is very gentle. The suction process by the handheld piece makes you feel like the skin is being massaged. However, for people with very sensitive skin, you might get bruises if the suction is too high, but they won’t last long.

Benefits of Microdermabrasion Facials

microdermabrasion-facial-benefits-300x200Although most people going for skin microdermabrasion want to get young and radiant skin, there are other benefits that come along with the procedure. Here are some of the benefits that you will enjoy:

Improved Circulation

One of the reasons why your skin may appear dry and rough is due to lack of proper blood and lymphatic circulation. Like other organs, skin requires adequate circulation to supply nutrients, oxygen and promote the removal of waste products away. That’s how skin elasticity is improved hence reducing fine skin and wrinkles.

Pore Size and Health

One of the biggest problems with face skin is pores. Do you know that pores promote acne, blackheads due to clogging? Well, that is true. As the epidermis cells ages, they become weak, and the skin loses its elasticity. That’s how the pores widen making it easy to get clogged. By getting a microdermabrasion treatment, you shrink and unclog pores. That will help to keep your skin in good condition for long.

Enhance Product Efficacy

If you have been using skin care products for a while with no significant changes, then you need to consider getting a microdermabrasion treatment. The reasons could be poor absorption due to a thick outermost dead cell skin layer. But with microdermabrasion, you will be able to remove the dead cell layer, and the absorption will be improved by more than 50%. The skin will become more receptive to both beauty products.


Another major benefit of making microdermabrasion popular is safety. Compared to most facial treatments like laser and chemical peel, microdermabrasion facials are one of the safest. Most people looking for this treatment in Melbourne are keen because of this factor.

Conditions That Microdermabrasion Treats

Apart from making your skin look youthful, smooth and radiant, there are other skin conditions that it can be used to treat. Here are some of the conditions that microdermabrasion can help treat:

-Fine lines and wrinkles


-Scar reduction

-Sun-damaged skin

-Stretch marks

-Acne and acne scars

-Excessive oil production

-Uneven pigmentation

-Enlarged and open pores

-Blackheads and whiteheads

-Stressed and congested skin

Pre-Care Tips

Like most of the facial treatments, you should prepare your skin for the procedure. Your skin must be strong to withstand the treatment. Here are microdermabrasion’s pre-care tips:

-Drink lots of water

-Avoid alcohol at least 2 days hours prior to appointment

-Do not put exfoliation masks

-Do not apply anti-ageing treatments a week before the treatment

-Avoid exposing the skin to direct sun too much.

Microdermabrasion Aftercare Tips

Once the procedure is complete, healing your traumatised skin should be the first thing followed by proper maintenance. Here are the key aftercare instructions that a professional therapist should give:

-Wash your face with lukewarm water after the treatment

-Drink lots of water to moisturise the skin

-Apply sunscreen to avoid exposure to direct sunlight

-Avoid exfoliating while recovering

-Avoid wearing harsh makeup in the first week

-Use products with soothing ingredients

How Often Do You Need To Have Microdermabrasion?

The treatment is usually done as a series between 6 and 10 sessions. After the first treatment, you can space out the remaining sessions by a week or two.


Can You Combine Microdermabrasion With Other Treatments?

Depending on your skin condition and type, a therapist may recommend that you combine microdermabrasion with another treatment. For instance, you can do waxing a few days before.

Microdermabrasion Side Effects

The probability of side effects is very low. However, people with highly sensitive skin are likely to get irritation, tight and dry in the first 24 hours.

What Does Microdermabrasion Cost in Melbourne?

From the Melbourne CBD to suburbs like Williamstown North, Altona, Williamstown, Port Phillip Bay or Newport, the price (by the best salons) is relatively the same. The Paulina de los Reyes salon offers facial packages that you'll benefit from.

Where Can You Get Microdermabrasion Facials in Melbourne?

Paulina de los Reyes is among the professional salons that have built an impeccable reputation in Altona, Melbourne for almost a decade now. Book an appointment for a microdermabrasion facial that will make your skin youthful and glowing.


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